It’s been three years since the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro was released and that means it is halfway through its life cycle. Since it is at the midcycle, Chevrolet gave the 2019 Camaro a brave new facelift. While there aren’t very many mechanical changes, the exterior gets a dramatic reboot.
The drastic cosmetic changes find the Camaro getting refreshed taillights, headlights that flow into a much larger redesigned grille, plus new front and read ends. The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro has different looks depending on the trim. All of the Camaros except the ZL1 have new headlights with LED accents as well as a reshaped hood and the SS trim gets a heat extractor vent on the hood. The SS models, which boast a V8 engine, also received “Flowtie” square for improved airflow and front bumper “air curtains” that improve the car’s aerodynamics. The SS are equipped with special headlights with a unique LED light signature.
The SS did get some performance updates and is now available with the 10L80 10-speed automatic that comes with paddle shifters, launch control, and line-lock. The SS and ZL1 models also get a rear-view mirror display featuring a high-definition camera to cut down on blind-spots. The RS and SS models offer 20-inch wheel designs.
The four-cylinder and six-cylinder models didn’t get the drastic changes that the SS received, but have a refreshed lower grille and front end. The 2019 Camaro has a revamped rear with a new bumper and dual-element LED taillamps. The LS and LT models have red lenses and the RS, SS, and ZL1 trims feature a dark, neutral lens color.
A new Turbo 1LE variant with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder joins the Camaro lineup. This brand new model for 2019 has a six-speed manual transmission, 275 horsepower, 295 lb-ft of torque, Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, and four-piston Brembo brake calipers. The Turbo 1LE has the FE3 suspension, which is the same one that the V6 1LE and the SS have. Like all 1LE models, the Turbo 1LE has a matte black hood and accents.
Inside the cabin, the 2019 Camaro comes standard with Chevy’s 7-inch infotainment system. You can upgrade to Chevrolet’s latest Infotainment 3 system with an 8-inch touchscreen and onboard navigation. The new infotainment system will be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus it can automatically install over-the-air software updates. Chevy did not announce pricing or release dates for the 2019 Camaro yet, but it should hit showrooms by the end of the year.